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See my previous comments below for the rationale. As mentioned before, the edited table is a rough guideline based on my own experience on Mt Kenya.
The hardest moves on the Normal Route on Nelion are on the De Graafs variation pitch and there is no way that these are 5. A grade of 5. The majority of the other pitches are, however, much easier and a confident party will move really fast on these.
There are in fact only 3 pitches with any significant technical challenges: 1. Pitch 4: Mackinder's Chimney or the "Rabbit hole" variation.
Pitch The De Graafs variation - best pitch of the route! Pitch Tricky crossing of the Amphitheater. Bear in mind also that this is an alpine scale mountain and you need to factor in not only the difficulty of the individual climbing moves, but also the fact that you're climbing at altitude, possibly in big boots and wearing a pack, and will be having quite a long day out.
Hope you have a good one on the mountain! Hi Diggler, now that you've successfully been up the route, can you give some feedback on the grades? How would you assess the technical difficulty of the crux De Graaf's variation pitch in YDS grades?
I felt that the technical crux of the climb was the traverse, which I'd call YDS 5. I would not call the cruxes of the climb 5. Great, well protected climbing, at any rate!
I think that your translation chart is not accurate. I haven't been to mt. There are several comparison charts in the web that can help you with a more accurate chart.
Cheers Roy. I think you may want to check the summit coordinates of Mt Kenya. They seem to be a bit off. Lenana ends up to the east of Mt.
Kenya if you look at the interactive map. I had: Kenya, A Climging and Trekking Guide, P. For instance, both of the guides seem to suggest that East African grade I corresponds to 5.
As your chart shows East African IV difficulty of the normal route up Nelion to be equivalent to YDS 5. Wanting to do this route in less than 2 months, I want to make sure I know the difficulty of what I'll be attempting!
Have you climbed in the US enough to have a feel for the difficulties in the YDS system? I saw there were links to various guides for climbing Mt.
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More in Latest News. CONTACT US P. The climate of Mount Kenya changes considerably with altitude, forming belts of community types.
The people living around the mountain have cultivated this cool relatively moist area for centuries. Mount Kenya is surrounded by forests.
The vegetation in the forests depend on rainfall, and the species present differ greatly between the northern and southern slopes.
Above the forest is a belt of Yushania alpina African alpine bamboo. This zone is almost continuous, but is restricted to small isolated bunches in the north because of low rainfall.
The bamboo is natural,  and does not require forest disturbance. Tracks are common through the bamboo. Bamboo suppresses other vegetation, so it is uncommon to find trees or other plants here.
Above the bamboo is the timberline forest. The trees here are often smaller than the trees in the forests lower down the mountain. Heathland is found in the wetter areas, on the west side of Mount Kenya, and is dominated by giant heathers.
Chaparral is found in the drier areas and grasses are more common. As the altitude increases the temperature fluctuations become extreme and the air becomes thinner and drier.
This region is known as the Afro-alpine zone. The region where the glaciers have recently retreated from is nival zone.
It is the area that plants have not yet been able to colonise. The flora found on Mount Kenya varies with altitude, aspect and exposure.
Plants in the Afro-alpine zone have overcome these difficulties in several ways. Giant rosette senecios form single-aged stands that drive community structure over decades.
Many plant species in the Afro-alpine zone of Mount Kenya are giant versions of lowland or temperate relatives. However, nearer the nival zone the plants decrease in size again.
The majority of animals live lower down on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Here there is more vegetation and the climate is less extreme.
Various species of monkeys, several antelopes, tree hyrax, porcupines and some larger animals such as elephant and buffalo all live in the forest.
There are fewer mammals found at high altitudes on Mount Kenya. Some smaller mammals, such as the groove-toothed rat , can live here by burrowing into the giant senecios and using their thick stem of dead leaves as insulation.
Other mammal species are only occasional visitors. Remains of elephants, monkeys and bongo have been found high in the alpine zone,  and other sightings are remembered in names such as Simba Tarn simba means lion in Swahili.
Several bird species live in the Afro-alpine zone, including sunbirds , alpine chats and starlings and the raptors, augur buzzard , lammergeier and Verreaux's eagle , the latter of which specializes in hunting hyraxes.
Birds are important in this ecosystem as pollinators. The climate of Mount Kenya has played a critical role in the development of the mountain, influencing the topography and ecology amongst other factors.
It has a typical equatorial mountain climate which Hedberg described as winter every night and summer every day. The year is divided into two distinct wet seasons and two distinct dry seasons which mirror the wet and dry seasons in the Kenyan lowlands.
The lower, south eastern slopes are the wettest as the predominant weather system comes from the Indian ocean. This rainfall supports dense montane forest on these slopes.
High on the mountain most of the precipitation falls as snow. The current climate on Mount Kenya is wet, but drier than it has been in the past.
The temperatures span a wide range, which diminishes with altitude. The monsoon , which controls the wet and dry seasons, means that most of the year there are south-easterly winds, but during January and February the dominant wind direction is north-easterly.
Mount Kenya, like most locations in the tropics, has two wet seasons and two dry seasons as a result of the monsoon. From mid-March to June the heavy rain season, known as the long rains , brings approximately half of the annual rainfall on the mountain.
October to December are the short rains when the mountain receives approximately a third of its rainfall total. Finally from December to mid-March is the drier dry season when the mountain experiences the least rain.
During the dry season the mountain almost always follows the same daily weather pattern. Large daily temperature fluctuations occur which led Hedberg to exclaim winter every night and summer every day.
A typical day is clear and cool in the morning with low humidity. The mountain is in direct sunlight which causes the temperatures to rise quickly with the warmest temperatures occurring between and Around there is a minimum in sunlight and a maximum in humidity causing the actual and perceived temperature to drop.
At there is a minimum in the pressure. This daily cover of cloud protects the glaciers on the south-west of the mountain which would otherwise get direct sun every day, enhancing their melt.
There is another maximum of temperature associated with this. Being an equatorial mountain the daylight hours are constant with twelve-hour days. Over the course of the year there is a one-minute difference between the shortest and longest days.
Above the lower alpine zone there is usually frost every night. The sighting was made on 3 December ,  a year after the first sighting of Mount Kilimanjaro by a European.
Krapf was told by the Embu people that lived around the mountain that they did not ascend high enough on the mountain because of the intense cold and the white matter that rolled down the mountains with a loud noise.
This led him to infer that glaciers existed on the mountain. Krapf also noted that the rivers flowing from Mount Kenya, and other mountains in the area, were continuously flowing.
This was very different from the other rivers in the area, which swelled up in the wet season and completely dried up after the rainy season had ended.
As the streams flowed even in the driest seasons he concluded that there must be a source of water up on the mountain, in the form of glaciers.
In Krapf returned to Kitui. In Hildebrandt was in the Kitui area and heard stories about the mountain, but also did not see it. Since there were no confirmations to back up Krapf's claim people began to be suspicious.
Eventually, in , Joseph Thomson passed close by the west side of the mountain and confirmed Krapf's claim. In , Teleki and von Höhnel returned to the eastern side, but were unable to get through the forest.
Finally, in , an expedition managed to ascend Mount Kenya as far as the glaciers. This expedition was traveling from the coast to Lake Baringo in the Rift Valley, and was led by Dr John W Gregory , a British geologist.
On his return to Britain, Gregory published papers and a narrative account of his achievements. George Kolb, a German physician, made expeditions in and  and was the first to reach the moorlands on the east side of the mountain.
More exploration occurred after when the Uganda Railway was completed as far as the future site of Nairobi.
On 28 July ,  Sir Halford John Mackinder set out from the site of Nairobi on an expedition to Mount Kenya. The members of the expedition consisted of 6 Europeans, 66 Swahilis , 2 Maasai guides, and 96 Kikuyu.
The Europeans were Campbell B. Hausberg, second in command and photographer; Douglas Saunders, botanist ; C F Camburn, taxidermist ; Cesar Ollier, guide ; and Josef Brocherel, guide and porter.
The country they passed through was full of plague and famine. Many Kikuyu porters tried to desert with women from the villages, and others stole from the villages, which made the chiefs very hostile towards the expedition.
When they reached the base camp on 18 August,  they could not find any food, suffered two of their party killed by the local people, and eventually had to send Saunders to Naivasha to get help from Captain Gorges , the Government Officer there.
On 5 September, Hausberg, Ollier, and Brocherel made a circuit of the main peaks looking for an easier route to the summit. They could not find one.
On 11 September Ollier and Brocherel made an ascent of the Darwin Glacier, but were forced to retreat due to a blizzard. When Saunders returned from Naivasha with the relief party, Mackinder had another attempt at the summit with Ollier and Brocherel.
They traversed the Lewis Glacier and climbed the south east face of Nelion. They spent the night near the gendarme , and traversed the snowfield at the head of the Darwin Glacier at dawn before cutting steps up the Diamond Glacier.
They reached the summit of Batian at noon on 13 September, and descended by the same route. After the first ascent of Mount Kenya there were fewer expeditions there for a while.
The majority of the exploration until after the First World War was by settlers in Kenya, who were not on scientific expeditions.
A Church of Scotland mission was set up in Chogoria , and several Scottish missionaries ascended to the peaks, including Rev Dr.
Arthur , G. Dennis and A. There were other ascents, but none succeeded in summitting Batian or Nelion. New approach routes were cleared through the forest, which made access to the peaks area far easier.
In , Arthur and Sir Fowell Buxton tried to cut a route in from the south, and other routes came in from Nanyuki in the north, but the most commonly used was the route from the Chogoria mission in the east, built by Ernest Carr.
Carr is also credited with building Urumandi and Top Huts. On 6 January the first ascent of Nelion was made by Percy Wyn-Harris and Eric Shipton.
They climbed the Normal Route, then descended to the Gate of Mists before ascending Batian. On 8 January they reascended, this time with G. Sommerfelt, and in December Shipton made another ascent with R.
They also made the first ascent of Point John. During this year the Mountain Club of East Africa was formed. At the end of July , Shipton and Bill Tilman made the first traverse of the peaks.Die Wanderer müssen dorthin zwar steile Wege und Schneefelder ersteigen, nicht aber Bob Der Meister Gletschern und Felswänden hochklettern. Mai m 8 Tage. Bergseen am Mt. Mount Kenya: xzoomy.com: Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and stands somewhat unjustly in the shadow of it's taller neighbour Kilimanjaro, which lies some km away in the south and is visible on a clear day. Created approximately 3 million years ago, Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano, often referred to as the ‘Place of Light’. Situated in central Kenya, just north of the equator, Mount Kenya lies within the Mount Kenya National Park. It has a trio of summits. The highest, Batian, is 17,ft (m), making it the tallest peak [ ]. Welcome to Mount Kenya xzoomy.com leading private university inclined towards Science and Technology. MKU offers world-class education and innovative research. Mount Kenya, volcano, central Kenya, lying immediately south of the Equator. It is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro, which is located some miles ( km) to the south. The Mount Kenya area was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in The base of the mountain lies at. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Maxoil Hotel, and Town & Country Guesthouse are some of the most popular hotels for travelers looking to stay near Mount Kenya. See the full list: Hotels near Mount Kenya.